From a cramped Ranch house to a spacious Craftsman home
December 29, 2009
Kingfhisher Construction Newest Renovation
From small closed-in rooms to a spacious, open floor plan, this recent renovation by Chris Bates, contractor and owner of Kingfisher Construction, fulfills the dreams of a growing family. Raising the ceiling provides natural light and a feeling of spaciousness which was much desired by our clients. The new kitchen flows into the family room where a wall of glass doors opens onto the pool and landscaped back yard. This provides a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor living spaces so popular for Lowcountry lifestyle living.
“The secret of the success of a good renovation is to optimize the space you have, and create a floor plan to suit the family’s needs,” says Cristi Schultz of Red Rooster Design, architect for the project. By gutting the interior and re-designing the layout, it was only necessary to add 400 feet of heated space to the original house to accomplish this goal.
Much needed seating and storage space were provided by a large island in the beautifully re-designed kitchen featuring all the upgrades. The clients received rebates for installing Energy Star appliances and also had significant savings by taking advantage of the lowered costs in building materials available now.
The present competitive market is a benefit to anyone thinking of building or renovating. By taking advantage of the downturn in the market, money is saved on material costs as well as labor. Subcontractors are able to schedule crews without delays because the work force is eager and available and finishing the job quickly saves money.